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Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announces that Leslie Benzies, Dan Houser, and Sam Houser of Rockstar Games will be the 18th, 19th, and 20th members of its Hall of Fame. They will be inducted during the 17th D.I.C.E. Awards this Thursday in Las Vegas, and those interested in watching the show, which will be hosted by Felicia Day and Freddie Wong, can tune in to a livestream on Twitch. "Sam, Dan and Leslie have developed some of this generationís defining interactive masterpieces," says Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "It is an honor to induct the Rockstar team to the Academyís Hall of Fame, they are among great company. Their commitment to their craft and their passion in creating such memorable experiences is a true testament to their achievements as auteurs." Here's more:

Under the direction of these visionaries, Rockstar Games blazed a path for the open world genre, pushing the medium forward and repeatedly raising the bar for game design. Rockstarís commitment to innovation, detail and a deep love of popular culture have spoiled multiple generations of fans with their well-crafted, story-driven and adrenaline-pumping games, always delivered on a grand scale.

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5. Re: Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame Feb 4, 2014, 19:31 Beamer
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 19:20:
Until Read Dead comes to the PC I hope they ban his ass from the award ceremony.

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4. Re: Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame Feb 4, 2014, 19:20 [VG]Reagle
 
Until Read Dead comes to the PC I hope they ban his ass from the award ceremony.
 
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3. Re: Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame Feb 4, 2014, 14:23 jacobvandy
 
Lazlow is actually a real guy known for his nationally-syndicated radio talk show based out of NYC. Of course most people didn't know that until he started working on and co-starring in GTA games, but yeah.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazlow_Jones

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2. Re: Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame Feb 4, 2014, 14:05 KTR
 
Leslie Benzes is the producer of GTA (from III, onwards) and RDR.

 
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1. Re: Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame Feb 4, 2014, 11:12 Creston
 
Who's Leslie Benzes? Is that Lazlow?

Anyway, I think it's well-deserved.
 
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